Safe products are vital to consumers' safety and health on the European Union (EU) internal market. In Germany, the aim of ensuring products are safe has been supported above all by the transposition of the various European directives concerning technical products. This has been done with the Product Safety Act (Produktsicherheitsgesetz, ProdSG) in conjunction with the Market Surveillance Act (Marktüberwachungsgesetz, MüG) and their associated ordinances and implementing acts, which govern the safety characteristics of products from toys to heavy machinery. Effective market surveillance is required if these pieces of legislation are to be observed and implemented. Only this makes it possible to ensure that those who use products are protected against safety and health hazards. This publication provides information for economic operators about the options open to them if they are affected by a notification.
English translation. German original version available: doi:10.21934/baua:fokus20210502
C. Engelbach, T. Bleyer, J. Blume:
Alerts on the Safety Gate European rapid alert system - options for affected economic operators.
2021. pages 12, PDF file, DOI: 10.21934/baua:focus20210809
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